Ocean sport quota report

The four ocean management areas between the U.S.-Canada border and Cape Falcon, Oregon opened for recreational salmon fishing on June 20. Catch details for each of the areas and the coastwide ocean totals are described below.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) approved a recreational chinook catch quota of 26,360 fish for 2020, similar to last year’s total. The PFMC, which establishes fishing seasons in ocean waters three to 200 miles off the Pacific coast, also adopted a quota of 26,500 coho for this year's recreational ocean fishery – a significant decrease from last year’s coho quota of 159,600.

In-season Management actions:

July 23 - The Columbia River area was closed to salmon fishing effective 12:59 PM Sunday, July 26.

August 5 - The Neah Bay area was closed to salmon fishing effective 12:59 PM Friday, August 7.

Coastwide ocean totals

Coho quota: 26,500
Chinook quota: 26,360

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of total coho quota Percent of total chinook guideline Number of Pink Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 20-21 1,127 245 13 245 13 0% 1% 0 0.22 0.01 0.23
26 Jun 22-28 1,525 515 28 760 41 0% 3% 0 0.34 0.02 0.36
27 Jun 29-Jul 5 3,919 509 2,370 1,269 2,411 9% 5% 0 0.13 0.60 0.73
28 Jul 6-12 7,507 1,250 7,321 2,519 9,732 37% 10% 0 0.17 0.98 1.14
29 Jul 13-19 4,578 1,096 2,338 3,615 12,070 46% 14% 0 0.24 0.51 0.75
30 Jul 20-26 6,644 1,201 4,739 4,816 16,809 63% 18% 176 0.18 0.71 0.92
31 Jul 27-Aug 2 3,388 993 1,133 5,809 17,942 68% 22% 0 0.29 0.33 0.63
32 Aug 3-9 2,112 361 1,667 6,170 19,609 74% 23% 0 0.17 0.79 0.96

Columbia River area (including Oregon)

This area was closed to salmon fishing on Sunday, July 26.  Through Sunday, July 26, 809 Chinook (12% of the area guideline) and 12,849 coho (97% of the area subquota) were landed. 

Coho quota: 13,25
Chinook quota: 7,000

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 20-21 350 108 0 108 0 0% 2% 0 0.31 0.00 0.31
26 Jun 22-28 326 109 0 217 0 0% 3% 0 0.33 0.00 0.33
27 Jun 29-Jul 5 2,492 151 1,882 368 1,882 14% 5% 0 0.06 0.76 0.82
28 Jul 6-12 4,031 218 5,898 586 7,780 59% 8% 0 0.05 1.46 1.52
29 Jul 13-19 1,558 57 1,384 643 9,164 69% 9% 0 0.04 0.89 0.92
30 Jul 20-26 3,403 166 3,685 809 12,849 97% 12% 0 0.05 1.08 1.13

Westport

A total of 1,490 anglers participated in the salmon fishery during the week of August 3-9, landing 312 Chinook and 1,015 coho.  Through Sunday, August 9, 3,441 Chinook (28% of the area guideline) and 3,731 coho (38% of the area subquota) have been landed. 

Coho quota: 9,800
Chinook quota: 12,460

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 20-21 456 33 0 33 0 0% 0% 0 0.07 0.00 0.07
26 Jun 22-28 333 27 0 60 0 0% 0% 0 0.08 0.00 0.08
27 Jun 29-Jul 5 748 160 160 221 160 2% 2% 0 0.21 0.21 0.43
28 Jul 6-12 1,712 545 633 766 793 8% 6% 0 0.32 0.37 0.69
29 Jul 13-19 1,733 740 688 1,508 1,481 15% 12% 0 0.43 0.40 0.82
30 Jul 20-26 2,264 782 702 2,288 2,183 22% 18% 0 0.35 0.31 0.66
31 Jul 27-Aug 2 2,552 841 533 3,129 2,716 28% 25% 0 0.33 0.21 0.54
32 Aug 3-9 1,490 312 1,015 3,441 3,731 38% 28% 0 0.21 0.68 0.89

La Push

The port of La Push remains closed to public access; anglers can access Washington Marine Area 3 from the ports of Westport and Sekiu.  A total of 18 anglers participated in the salmon fishery during the week of August 3-9 from Sekiu, landing no Chinook and 36 coho. Through Sunday, August 9, 16 Chinook (1% of the area guideline) and 42 coho (6% of the area subquota) have been landed. 

Coho quota: 690
Chinook quota: 1,300

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 20-21 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
26 Jun 22-28 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
27 Jun 29-Jul 5 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
28 Jul 6-12 21 16 6 16 6 1% 1% 0 0.76 0.29 1.05
29 Jul 13-19 0 0 0 16 6 1% 1% 0 - - -
30 Jul 20-26 0 0 0 16 6 1% 1% 0 - - -
31 Jul 27-Aug 2 0 0 0 16 6 1% 1% 0 - - -
32 Aug 3-9 18 0 36 16 42 6% 1% 0 0.00 2.00 2.00

Neah Bay

This area was closed to salmon fishing on Friday, August 7.  A total of 604 anglers participated in the salmon fishery during the week of August 3-9, landing 49 Chinook and 616 coho.  Through Friday, August 7, 1,904 Chinook (34% of the area guideline) and 2,988 coho (8% over the area subquota) were landed. 

Coho quota: 2,760
Chinook quota: 5,600

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 20-21 321 104 13 104 13 0% 2% 8 0.32 0.04 0.36
26 Jun 22-28 866 379 28 483 41 1% 9% 0 0.44 0.03 0.47
27 Jun 29-Jul 5 679 198 328 681 369 13% 12% 0 0.29 0.48 0.77
28 Jul 6-12 1,743 471 784 1,152 1,153 42% 21% 0 0.27 0.45 0.72
29 Jul 13-19 1,287 299 266 1,451 1,419 51% 26% 0 0.23 0.21 0.44
30 Jul 20-26 976 253 352 1,704 1,771 64% 30% 176 0.26 0.36 0.80
31 Jul 27-Aug 2 836 152 601 1,856 2,372 86% 33% 0 0.18 0.72 0.90
32 Aug 3-9 604 49 616 1,904 2,988 108% 34% 0 0.08 1.02 1.10

Previous years

To see past years' annual reports from the Pacific Fishery Marine Council, visit the PFMC website. For archival in-season ocean salmon information, visit our webpage.